ESXi 5.1 Host CPU and Memory Summary From Cli

Can you display the current CPU and memory usage on a host via the Cli. I have noticed sometime the GUI is slow to refresh and wanted to see if the Cli would provide more accurate information faster.
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compdigit44Asked:
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REITCommented:
What you need is a script to do this. We've used a .ps1 script which utilizes a PS command line to execute and get live stats on memory/cpu usage.

Hopefully the following Vmware post will be what you're looking for.

https://communities.vmware.com/thread/500545
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, you can use esxtop on the host (at console or via SSH) or resxtop (via vMA)

or if you mean  a one liner Power CLI

Memory:-

 Get-Stat -Entity VMname -Memory -Realtime

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CPU:-

 Get-Stat -Entity VMname -CPU -Realtime

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Your reference is here to the Get-Stat command

https://www.vmware.com/support/developer/PowerCLI/PowerCLI41/html/Get-Stat.html

You can use different metrics, realtime, intervals, start and stop times, information is retrieved from vCenter Db.

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compdigit44Author Commented:
Thank you hancock.... so you can use Powercli to get the realtime stats of a VM and not the host???? Why  is this Oh great one... LOL :-)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
So you want the CPU and Memory of the host, not the VMs on a host ?

 esxtop on the host (at console or via SSH) or resxtop (via vMA)

or event simplier, a single command

 get-vmhost

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or

 get-vmhost | fl

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